Auctioneer Continuing Education FAQs

1. When do I need to complete the Auctioneer continuing education (CE) requirements to renew my Auctioneer license?

The most common question we get from professional auctioneers is: When do I need to renew my auctioneer license? The answer varies by state, but generally it is every 1-2 years.

See below for a summary of the requirements in a selection of states that we serve. All Star Training is a leading provider of state-approved Auctioneer continuing education courses online. More information is available on the profession pages for each state listed on our Courses Offered page.

Alabama Auctioneers Continuing Education Every two years on or before December 31st

6 hours of CE

Arkansas Auctioneers Continuing Education Every year on or before October 31st

6 hours of CE

Georgia Auctioneers Continuing Education Every other year in years ending in an even number (e.g. 2020, 2022, 2024) on or before February 28th

8 hours of CE

Indiana Auctioneers Continuing Education Every four years on or before February 28th

16 hours of CE

Kentucky Auctioneers Continuing Education Every year on or before June 30th

6 hours of CE

North Carolina Auctioneers Continuing Education Every year on or before May 15th

4 hours of CE

South Carolina Auctioneers Continuing Education Every two years on or before June 30th

8 hours of CE

Tennessee Auctioneers Continuing Education Every two years

6 hours of CE

Texas Auctioneers Continuing Education Every year

6 hours of CE

Virginia Auctioneers Continuing Education Once every two years

6 hours of CE

West Virginia Auctioneers Continuing Education Every year on or before June 30

6 hours of CE

Wisconsin Auctioneers Continuing Education Every two years on or before December 14th

12 hours of CE

2. How many CE credit hours (CEUs) do I need to renew my Auctioneer license?

This is the second most common question, and once again (like most of these questions) it depends on the state you operate in.

Please see the table above for a summary of the credit hour requirements in a selection of states but recognize that these are subject to change as the state governing bodies release new information.

3. What are the Auctioneer continuing education (CE) requirements for professional Auctioneers? Where can I find Auctioneer continuing education courses from a state-approved provider?

Auctioneer licenses are regulated and administered at the state level by various governing bodies. Similarly, providers of continuing education must receive approval and be accredited by the state governing boards. Only CE courses completed with an approved provider will be acceptable to meet state certification requirements.

Fortunately, All Star Training is a licensed and approved provider in all states that it offers Auctioneer continuing education courses. Unlike many providers, our courses are 100% online, allowing you to complete the CE requirements on your own time and at your own pace.

Please see the table below for a summary of the relevant state governing bodies and the list of approved Auctioneer continuing education providers.

Alabama Auctioneers Continuing Education Alabama State Board of Auctioneers

http://www.auctioneer.alabama.gov/

Arkansas Auctioneers Continuing Education Arkansas Auctioneers Licensing Board

http://www.aralb.com

Georgia Auctioneers Continuing Education Georgia Auctioneers Commission

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/9

Indiana Auctioneers Continuing Education Indiana Auctioneer Commission

http://www.in.gov/pla/auction.htm

Kentucky Auctioneers Continuing Education Kentucky Board of Auctioneers

http://auctioneers.ky.gov/

North Carolina Auctioneers Continuing Education North Carolina Board of Auctioneers

http://www.ncalb.org/

South Carolina Auctioneers Continuing Education South Carolina Auctioneers’ Commission

http://www.llronline.com/POL/Auctioneers/

Tennessee Auctioneers Continuing Education Tennessee Auctioneer Commission

http://www.tn.gov/regboards/auction/

Texas Auctioneers Continuing Education Texas Auctioneer Education Advisory Board, Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)

http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/auc/aucboard.htm

Virginia Auctioneers Continuing Education The Auctioneers Board, Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR)

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/Auctioneers/

West Virginia Auctioneers Continuing Education West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Auctioneer Division

https://agriculture.wv.gov/Auctioneers.aspx

Wisconsin Auctioneers Continuing Education Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services

https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Auctioneer/CE.aspx

4. In what other states is my Auctioneer license accepted? 

While licenses are granted at the individual state level, many states offer Auctioneer license reciprocity whereby an out-of-state licensed Auctioneer may be allowed to obtain a license if  they have maintained licensing requirements in the reciprocal state that are consistent with the resident state requirements.

However, reciprocity between states may not extend to CE courses due to state-specific laws and regulations.

See below for a list of which states offer reciprocity and the reciprocal states for each:

Alabama Auctioneers Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
Arkansas Auctioneers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin
Georgia Auctioneers Reciprocity approved on case by case basis by applying through state website (Georgia Auctioneer License Application)
Indiana Auctioneers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
Kentucky Auctioneers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
North Carolina Auctioneers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
South Carolina Auctioneers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
Tennessee Auctioneers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Texas Auctioneers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Virginia Auctioneers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
West Virginia Auctioneers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Wisconsin Auctioneers Arkansas, Illinois,Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

(NOTE: Continuing education courses from other states do not satisfy Wisconsin’s CE requirements)

 

5. What are the apprenticeship requirements for Auctioneers? 

In many states apprenticeship is required prior to the issuance of a full Auctioneer license in order to learn the trade from an experienced professional. However, these requirements can be waived on occasion, provided that the individual has completed formal education (e.g. completion of an accredited pre-licensing program) and/or experience requirements.

Additionally, as an apprentice, the continuing education (CE) requirements may differ from what is required for a full Auctioneer. Please consult the state Auctioneer board websites listed in #3 above for specific details.

 

6. How do I renew my Auctioneer license if my license is inactive or I have missed the renewal deadline?

Some states may allow for inactive or expired licenses to be renewed by completing the required continuing education requirements and re-applying for a license without having to complete any additional pre-licensing training or apprenticeship. While some states may offer a grace period, the continuing education requirements (as applicable) are almost always required prior to renewal.

 

7. How long do I need to retain a copy of my completed Auctioneer continuing education certificate?

Course completions are reported to the licensing board the next business day unless the state requires licensees to report.  You can access your completion certificate in the ‘Past Courses’ tab any time after you complete the course.

 

8. What do I need to study prior to completing my Auctioneer continuing education (CE)?

Studying in advance is not required, all preparation material is included in the online course.

 

9. Can I complete my Auctioneer continuing education (CE) courses online?

In many states, the answer is YES! If your state requires continuing education for license renewal, you can usually complete the course online.  There are some states where online courses are not allowed, and also some states where only partial credit can be obtained from online courses.  Please visit our Courses Offered page to complete your CE credit today! If a course is not available in your state, please let us know using our Contact Us page and we will do our best to become an approved provider.   .